Art & Design

Songs to Energise and Enchant: Japanese Folk Song Group ‘Abeya’

13 March 2013, Durham

Four young members of the multi-award-winning Japanese folk music group Abeya provide a stunning mix of song, dance, drumming, bamboo flutes, and the powerful, addictive 3-string tsugaru-jamisen. Abeya’s diverse repertoire includes highly ornamented ballads, dance songs, lullabies and work songs. The group has been praised for their ability to enchant audiences not only with their talent but also their highly engaging approach using humour, interaction, and poignant explanations to help make the music relevant to international audiences.


- Tickets £10, Students £4, Under 18s £1; in advance from Gala Theatre, Durham, tel: 0191 332 4041; or at door from 6.45pm, cheque or cash only; see

13 March 2013, 7.30pm

University Music School, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RL

Music School, Durham University